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Bird & Bird s.r.o. advokátní kancelář
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110 00 PRAGUE 1
Czech Republic

Czech Republic > Intellectual property Tier 1

Bird & Bird s.r.o. advokátní kancelář's market-leading reputation is underpinned by its breadth of expertise across the spectrum of contentious and non-contentious IP matters. Its work covers the gamut of areas, including trade marks, copyright, designs, counterfeiting, trade secrets and patents and utility models. In addition to being noted for its strong reputation in the tech industry, the firm is also highly regarded by clients in the life sciences, fashion, electronics, gaming and hospitality sectors. Clients range from major multinationals to SMEs and early-stage companies. Vojtěch Chloupek heads up the practice. Associates Andrea Jarolímková and Jiří Malý are regarded for their respective expertise in data protection and licensing matters.

Practice head(s):

Vojtěch Chloupek

Testimonials

‘Personal approach. I’ve cooperated with the partner Vojtech Chloupek. Great knowledge, expertise compared to the others.’

‘The partner Vojtech Chloupek was my cooperating attorney and I value him for his expertise.’

‘I would point out the fees as they are not overpriced. Overall, I would rate the service 10/10.’

‘I was in touch with the partner Mr Vojtech Chloupek. He responded quickly and was very helpful. He is very good at explaining the IP issues to the people who have no experience of IP law.’

Key clients

Nadace Terezy Maxové dětem

Knobbe Martens

APS Holding

Lacoste + Gant

CPI Hotels, a.s.

Work highlights

  • Advising Monster Energy on brand portfolio management and trade mark oppositions.
  • Advising the charity fund of Czech top model Tereza Maxová on intellectual property and data protection law.
  • Representing Lacoste + Gant in all enforcement matters in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Czech Republic > TMT Tier 1

Bird & Bird s.r.o. advokátní kancelář has a ‘great reputation in the Czech Republic’, as is evidenced by its team’s work for major clients in the IT, media and telecoms industries. Innovative matters are a key driver of work for the team, with it advising clients on their artificial intelligence, cloud services and digital rights products, as well as data privacy. It has also expanded into the gambling sector, offering opinions on gaming regulatory matters. Vojtěch Chloupek leads the group, providing advice that is ‘very clearly articulated, simply understood and very solution-oriented.’ Associate Andrea Jarolímková provides IP advice and litigation expertise.

Practice head(s):

Vojtěch Chloupek

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Bird & Bird has a great reputation in the Czech Republic.’

‘I’ve been working closely with Vojtech Chloupek (Partner) and Vojtech is a truly nice guy to be around and work with. His genuine interest in the work he does, the technical side of things, intellectual property and the complex issues around digital assets, translate into the legal advice which is very clearly articulated, simply understood and very solution-oriented.’

Key clients

SAZKA a.s.

Ataccama Software, s.r.o.

CGI IT Czech Republic s.r.o.

Work highlights

  • Advising SAZKA a.s. on complex negotiations for the provision of major gaming system, as well as IP matters.

Czech Republic > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

In addition to undertaking work in the IT and technology industries, Bird & Bird s.r.o. advokátní kancelář has grown its offering to encompass mandates connected with the real estate, retail and consumer goods sectors. Led by Ivan Sagál, the team advises on a wide range of transactions, and it also provides day-to-day governance advice.

Practice head(s):

Ivan Sagál

Key clients

Serum Institute of India Pvt. Ltd

KB SmartSolutions, s.r.o.

KB SmartSolutions, s.r.o.

wflow.com Czech Republic s.r.o.

Widex Line, member of the WS Audiology Group

World Incoming Europe S.R.L.

Work highlights

  • Advising Serum Institute of India Pvt. Ltd on the sale of its Czech unit, the company Praha Vaccines a.s., to the company Novavax AB.
  • Assisted KB SmartSolutions, s.r.o. with one of its pilot projects of the strategic entry into upvest s.r.o.
  • Assisted KB SmartSolutions, s.r.o. with strategic investment into the fintech company Lemonero s.r.o. through its parent company MonkeyData s.r.o.

Czech Republic > Dispute resolution Tier 4

Bird & Bird s.r.o. advokátní kancelář demonstrates strong capabilities in IP litigation, shareholder disputes and third-party data access matters. It also advises on supply chain damage disputes. Beyond representing clients in litigation, the firm also assists clients with resolving disputes through mediation and domestic arbitrations. Ivan Sagál and Vojtěch Chloupek co-head the team, advising on corporate and IP disputes respectively.

Practice head(s):

Ivan Sagál; Vojtěch Chloupek

Czech Republic > Real estate and construction Tier 4

Bird & Bird s.r.o. advokátní kancelář is able to provide a broad range of real estate advice to its clients, including property management, construction and restructuring. It is also active in leasing deals, advising clients in sectors such as IT, financial services and energy. Ivan Sagál leads the team. Filip Hron is a key name for construction and mediation matters.

Practice head(s):

Ivan Sagál

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Lighthouse Group

Czech Republic > Employment Tier 5

The Bird & Bird s.r.o. advokátní kancelář team advises on a full range of contentious and non-contentious employment issues at both local level and globally. It has particular expertise in restructurings and corporate investigations. Ivan Sagál leads the group, which includes Filip Hron .

Practice head(s):

Ivan Sagál

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The ability to give clear, concise advice in a timely manner and demonstrate specific expertise, backed up by real-life examples, to the area of law that our organisation requires.’

‘Ivan Sagal and Filip Hron are the individuals we used.’

Key clients

Pharmaceutical Research Associates CZ

HanesBrands Inc.

Secret Escapes

The firm: Bird & Bird is an international law firm, with a long-established reputation for having a rare and invaluable grasp of strategic commercial issues. The firm combines exceptional legal expertise with deep industry knowledge and refreshingly creative thinking, to help clients operating at the forefront of their industries to achieve their commercial goals.

Bird & Bird has over 1,400 lawyers and legal practitioners with broad advisory transactional and contentious capability, with a particular focus on key industry sectors. The firm has an extensive international reach with 31 offices across Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East, offering a seamless, cross-border service between locations and sector and practice groups.

Bird & Bird’s offices in Prague and Bratislava were established as greenfield operations in 2008. The Czech office operates under the leadership of a three-member team comprising Ivan Sagál, head of the banking and finance practice, Vladimír Nyč, head of the real estate practice, and Vojtěch Chloupek, head of the intellectual property practice.

The teams serve Czech, Slovak and international clients in all areas of business law such as intellectual property, data protection, technology, media and telecommunication, corporate/M&A, real estate, banking and finance, life science, public sector, energy and utilities, and renewable energy. The firm takes pride in its young, enthusiastic and proactive team, with a deep understanding of the businesses in which its clients operate.

Both offices are a fully integrated part of the Bird & Bird network, co-operating effectively with other Bird & Bird offices, in addition to close co-operation with the other CE offices in Bratislava, Budapest and Warsaw.

Areas of practice: Underpinned by deep client and industry knowledge, the firm’s key sectors include:

Automotive: advising on all stages of a life cycle of a motor vehicle, from initial design, to sales and distribution, through to disposals.

Aviation, aerospace, defence and security: advising on asset management and financing, civil aviation matters, including airlines, regulatory and competition issues, and aerospace and defence, including PPP/PFI and product liability.

Energy and utilities: advising large multinationals, investors, project companies and large energy consumers on electricity generation, energy trading, renewable energy, cleantech and climate change, and upstream oil and gas.

Financial services: advising global clients in the financial services sector, such as global retail and investment banks, investors and hedge funds, on transactions, regulatory issues, commercial contracts and dispute resolution.

Food and beverage: advising on a full range of areas, including branding, labelling, health claims, fair trade and patents on novel foods.

Life sciences and healthcare: advising clients in biotechnology, bioinformatics and pharmaceutical companies on licensing and drug development agreements, R&D collaboration, IP acquisitions and joint ventures.

Media and entertainment: advising clients from across the media spectrum on a wide range of issues, including exploitation across all forms of digital media and emerging areas, such as user-generated content exploitation.

Sports: advising clients such as national and international sports governing bodies, event organisers and sponsors on issues including exploitation of commercial rights, brand management, regulatory and disciplinary issues.

Technology and communications: advising international corporations, local businesses, regulators, financiers and public sector entities on the full scope of technology and communications matters, from regulatory and commercial to M&A, intellectual property and disputes, on matters ranging from smaller innovative projects to some of the largest, most complex and ground-breaking transactions and disputes of recent years.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Corporate Ivan Sagál
Commercial Ivan Sagál
Restructuring and insolvency Ivan Sagál
Banking and finance Ivan Sagál
Dispute resolution Ivan Sagál
Dispute resolution Vojtech Chloupek
Real estate Daniela Opletalová
Intellectual property Vojtech Chloupek
Technology and communications Vojtech Chloupek
Media Vojtech Chloupek
Data protection Vojtech Chloupek
Data protection Andrea Jarolímková
Competition Vojtech Chloupek
Employment Ivan Sagál
Employment Daniela Opletalová
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at this office : 25
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